Syncthing Question - Does it support "Block Level Syncing"?

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GregM

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Hopefully I'm using the term "Block Level Syncing" correctly.

If I have a large file ( say 1-2 GB's ). If I make an edit to the file, will Syncthing re-transfer the 'whole' file?

My understanding is that "Block Level Syncing" would mean that only that portion of the file that was changed would be synced.
In other words, after the first 'full transfer' any smaller tweaks or edits is all that would be needed to be transmitted, making future sync operations quite quick.

As an example, pCloud uses "Block Level Syncing" apparently.
 

dmot

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Hopefully I'm using the term "Block Level Syncing" correctly.

If I have a large file ( say 1-2 GB's ). If I make an edit to the file, will Syncthing re-transfer the 'whole' file?

My understanding is that "Block Level Syncing" would mean that only that portion of the file that was changed would be synced.
In other words, after the first 'full transfer' any smaller tweaks or edits is all that would be needed to be transmitted, making future sync operations quite quick.

As an example, pCloud uses "Block Level Syncing" apparently.

@GregM Take a look, here, https://docs.syncthing.net/users/syncing.html